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10-31-2012, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by BleedBlue247 View Post
I'm not trying to say the value of the deal is great, but Polak is not marginally better than O'byrne. He's significantly better. He's easily a top four defenseman. He just happens to be behind two studs.
One problem with that statement, you implied that O'Byrne is not a top 4 defender. When in fact he played like a very capable #4 defensive guy last season for us and has continually exceeded the expectations placed on him since arriving in Denver.

Polak is better, no doubt. But it's not the "significantly better" statement you're out to say it is. Unless Polak is a top pairing guy, which I guess if Petry and Smid are Polak could be too.

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